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GCSE Religion Abortion Coursework

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Women do have the right to control their own bodies but in the situation of abortion, although the foetus is inside the woman it is a separate human being because there is two different blood systems. When the right to control ones own body involves whether a person should live or die this right is certainly not justified. I being a Roman Catholic believe that from the moment of conception, a human being is formed. This small baby has the same rights as anyone else from that instant and no mother or doctor has the right to disregard these rights. The role of a mother is to nurture and establish the well being of her child, not throw away a part of them that can never be replaced! Abortion is: a. The termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a foetus that is incapable of survival. b. Any of various procedures that result in such termination and expulsion. ...read more.


Many people believe that this is a just reason to sacrifice the life of a child. I strongly disagree. "The mentally handicapped have much to give, they share our common humanity. They like us are children of God."6 Abortion may also be considered acceptable in the case of rape. But should the child be punished for the sins of the father? Violence has been done to the mother but the child is innocent. She should solve her problem by murdering the baby? Let some good come out of the situation by having the baby adopted by loving parents.The argument, which is put forward to justify a termination, is that if a woman is made pregnant through rape then abortion is the most humane way of helping the woman come to terms with her terrible ordeal. "Many of those women, years after the rape have gotten over it but find it difficult in fact can never get over having killed the child in their womb"7 Although the mother has suffered through a terrible sin does another sin justify or take away the pain she has endured? ...read more.


about the devastating effects that abortion can cause not only to the unborn foetus but also to the women who decides to throw away a precious part of God's creation! In conclusion, do the mothers really have the right to decide the fate of their child? I believe not as this child also belongs to God the unborn baby is separate from the mother and is the beginning of a new individual. I believe that no one should be given the choice of death as such a drastic choice can never be altered and abortion only causes destruction not solutions. "The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems."9 Abortion is an unnatural process and has no justifiation! 1 Luke 1:41-44 2 Genesis 1:27 3 National Conference of Catholic Bishops November 7, 1989 4 Abraham Lincoln 5 Church of Ireland 1982 6 Mother Teresa 7 Fr. Michael Cleary 8 Exodus 20:13 9 Mother Teresa ?? ?? ?? ?? RE Coursework - Abortion ...read more.

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